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obama's visit to israel today. the focus turned to the long stalled peace process. though realistically no one thought anything would get solved on this trip. first, he spoke to the palestinians in the west bank and then he took his message directly to the israeli people. our chief white house correspondent chuck todd traveling with the president, with us once again tonight from jerusalem. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. well, he was playing the role of diplomat in chief. president obama today trying to persuade both israelis and palestinians to make some concessions to try to move the peace process forward. but as has been the case for years, everyone is struggling to get past the negotiating the terms of the negotiation stage. touching down in the west bank on his second day in the middle east, the president met with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas amid heavy security and palestinian protest. mr. obama told the palestinian president he needs to drop demands that israelis first stop building settlements in the west bank as a precondition to peace talks. >> if th
to reconcile these two documents. the house budget would balance after ten years. repeal obama care. no tax increases. the senate budget doesn't get to balance after ten years, it includes $1 trillion of tax increases, even some stimulus money to try to get the economy going. but it's significant that they're fighting at a lower level of intensity and turmoil. notice that the congress left for easter break without a crisis over a government shutdown. there was no crisis over potential debt limit, and government default earlier this year. could come back this summer but so long as it lasts, that's calming for the markets and good for the economy, and it may, lester, leave some space still for a compromise in which democrats would agree to changes in cuts in medicare and social security, and republicans would come up with a little bit more tax revenue, lester. >> all right, john harwood tonight, thank you. >>> president obama wrapped up his four-day visit to the middle east today, after helping israel and turkey end a three-year diplomatic dispute. that, in turn, will help the region deal wit
house speaker john boehner will be the ranking u.s. official on american soil. president obama will be in the air en route to israel. vice president biden will be en route back from rome. while this confluence is a first for the obama administration, the white house today reminded reporters the president is the president wherever he goes. >>> it was a glittering night at the white house. 1985, princess diana and john travolta on the dance floor. her midnight blue gown was an instant sensation. it has sold at auction for $362,000 and change to an anonymous bidder who wanted to surprise his wife. >>> a big problem for lululemon, the makers of high end popular yoga clothes. they are recalling 17% of the women's yoga pants sold in their stores because they are see-through. they were made too sheer. they show too much. the vancouver-based company will take a financial hit and there may be shortages until their stock can get back up on its feet. >>> when we come back here tonight, a story of progress. schools thinking outside the box and outside the gym to help kids get some exercise
limo. it was quickly replaced with a backup. mr. obama is eager to use this visit to reset relations with a long time ally. >> we are following the red line, sir. >> oh, following the red line, okay. >> red lines all the time, huh? >> we're always talking about red lines. >> reporter: it may have been a joke, but the red lines for syria and iran are deadly serious business for both leaders. >> we have been clear that the use of chemical weapons against the syrian people would be a serious and tragic mistake. >> reporter: the president did not confirm whether chemical weapons have actually been used in syria, but he clearly didn't believe some initial reports. >> i am deeply skeptical of any claim that, in fact, it was the opposition that used chemical weapons. >> reporter: on iran, the two leaders took pains to show a united front with the israeli prime minister agreeing with the president that iran is at least a year away from developing nuclear weapons. >> i'm absolutely convinced that the president is determined to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons. >> and i will repeat, a
correspondent tonight. thanks. >>> this was an important date for president obama in the middle east after visiting both israel and the west bank. he met with king abdullah of jordan, a country facing some very turbulent times of its own post-arab spring. there may be no stronger arab ally to the u.s. and israel than jordan. our chief white house correspondent chuck todd traveling with the president and has our report. >> reporter: jordan's welcome for the president featured camels and bagpipes. ♪ at king abdullah's palace, a greeting by jordan's future leader, the young crown prince, a freshman at georgetown. topping the agenda, the war next door in syria. refugees flooding across the border could soon account for 20% of jordan's population. >> so for the americans in the audience have the equivalent of 30 million refugees crossing into the united states. the possibility of that going up to 60 million by the end of the year. >> reporter: the president announced $200 million in aid but still was pressed by a jordanian reporter on why the u.s. wasn't taking military action. >> the united
its appeal, the party launched a $10 million vopledge to reach its votes. president obama has also changed his position, announcing his support of same-sex marriage last year and a new poll just today shows 58% of americans agree. brian? >> kristin welker at the white house for us tonight. kristin, thanks. >>> still ahead for us on a monday evening, a major break in one of this nation's largest unsolved mysteries. an unusual appeal from the fbi tonight and a $5 million reward up for grabs. >>> and later, a beautiful sight making a difference for a lot of kids. >>> it was 23 years ago tonight one of the most daring, certainly the largest art heist ever happened in the isabella gardner museum in boston. tonight the fbi is making an unusual public appeal to get some of the stolen masterpieces back, and there is a $5 million reward up for grabs. our report from nbc's pete williams. >> reporter: it remains one of america's major unsolved mysteries. who broke into boston's gardner art museum march 19, 1990 and slashed 19 pieces of art out of their frames, the world's biggest art heist an
the marriage it would have been zero. >> reporter: president obama now says it is unconstitutional. >> the basic principle that america is founded on, the idea that we're all created equal, applies to everybody. regardless of sexual orientation. >> reporter: house republicans are now defending doma in court. >> the administration doesn't get to decide what's constitutional. the supreme court does. and our financing a lawsuit was to make sure that the proper forum was used to make sure we know what's constitutional and what isn't. >> reporter: the court hears the doma case on wednesday. the prop 8 case on tuesday. and both of them come here as public support for same-sex marriage is growing. different political climate than just four years ago when prop 8 became law. lester? >> pete, thanks. >>> at the vatican today, pope francis celebrated palm sunday mass before a crowd estimated at 250,000. he marked the start of holy week by encouraging people to be um balance and joyful and to lead simple lives. the pope from argentina announced he'll travel to neighboring brazil in july after
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